Tokelau to be first renewable energy nation

Tokelau plans to use only renewable energy from next year. [ABC]
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Tokelau plans to use only renewable energy from next year. [ABC]

Last Updated: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:43:00 +1100

The tiny Pacific nation of Tokelau has told a UN conference it plans to use only renewable energy within a year.

It would be the first country in the world to do so.

The head of the Tokelau Government, Foua Toloa, told Pacific Beat although his country is small, it has a powerful message.

"By September, 2012 - Tokelau will be the first nation 100 per cent renewable energy efficient, fulfilling our global obligation," he said.

"We are making sure our voice is being heard here - especially the smallest of the small here in Durban".

Attending the UN conference in South Africa the Tokelau representatives have called for a legally-binding agreement of emission pledges from all countries.

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